Geplaatst op: 27 June 2022
PELECON HAS BEEN LOYAL TO ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT FOR AROUND 25 YEARS. WE ARE INVOLVED IN VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AS A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, FROM SMALL ALTERATIONS SUCH AS THE TERMINAL AND HANGAR BUILDINGS TO MAJOR ALTERATIONS SUCH AS THE NEW DEPARTURE HALL. RECENTLY WE WERE ALSO ALLOWED TO MODEL THE ENTIRE STRUCTURAL PART OF THE EXISTING TERMINAL BUILDING FOR SCHIPHOL, OWNER OF ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT. WE BUILT THIS IN COLLABORATION WITH ROYAL HASKONING DHV, WHICH MODELLED THE STRUCTURAL AND INSTALLATION ENGINEERING PART OF THE JOB.
The existing terminal building was built in the 1960s. In the period up to now, major and minor renovations have been carried out within and next to the terminal building, many of which we have worked out in 2D (autocad) or on sketch over the past 25 years. Our modellers used all this data as a basis for building the new, constructive model. A point cloud was also created, with which we could visually check the constructive model to determine whether the construction model fits! The model is built according to BIM basis ILS 2.0 with LOD300 as the elaboration level.
The building model was recently presented and delivered to the client. The building models made (constructive, architectural and installations) serve as a basis for future designs for internal and external renovations and to support the technical service Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
Artist impression: Moen en Van Oosten Architecten
Recently, the new office building of Dutch women’s clothing brand Studio Anneloes in Amsterdam Osdorp was completed. Together with Heembouw Architects and contractor Heembouw offices, they took the first steps for the design after which Pelecon was quickly brought in for the constructional issue. Especially the canopy at the front of the building, but also the heart of the office where the showroom is located, needed a solid structural foundation. Especially because of the limited building height, a compact construction was chosen for the building, with small spans and integrated steel beams.
Over the past 15 years, the brand has grown into a major player on the Dutch fashion market, which created the need for its own larger premises. The new building of Studio Anneloes consists of approximately 1,600 m² of office space, 2,000 m² of warehouse and approximately 600 m² of showroom. It is situated at a visible location along the S106 on a characteristic plot near the water and is designed in such a way that further growth is possible in the future.
A challenge for the constructor were the large glass surfaces in the building, which ensure a lot of daylight and a beautiful view from the workplace. In the warehouse, large glass facades and a skylight in the roof provide daylight and views, creating a pleasant working environment for warehouse workers.
Structural calculations for sustainability
The company’s sustainability philosophy is also clearly visible on both the inside and outside of the building. For example, the facades have been constructed from a timber frame and clad with Neolife (92% wood and bio-based material and 100% recyclable). The construction of the warehouse roof has been calculated in such a way that it is possible to place sufficient PV panels on it to make the building completely energy-neutral. In short: the building is like a ‘tailor-made suit’ for the company’s activities.
Photography: Laurens Kuipers